Sugarbush Resort Ranked #1 in Terrain Variety by SKI Magazine - Warren, VT (October 13, 2010)
SKI Magazine released results from its 2011 Reader Resort Survey naming Sugarbush Resort as the #1 resort in the east for terrain variety. Sugarbush came out on top in a category in which the resort is committed to having a stronghold.
'This ranking really pleases me for several reasons,' says owner and president Win Smith. 'It underscores the fact that Sugarbush is a place where you can not only learn to ski, but where you can continue skiing throughout your life. You won’t ever get bored here.'
Sugarbush’s #1 ranking in terrain variety is followed by a #2 ranking for overall satisfaction, and a #3 for service. The 1-2-3 punch marks a new high for the resort, which has experienced a steady increase in the survey results over the last ten years.
Sugarbush has invested $10 million this year on the development of two new skier services buildings as well as upgrades to their snowmaking system. The new buildings include The Schoolhouse, which will be home to all children’s day programs, and The Farmhouse, which will host adult ski lessons, rentals and repair, resort real estate, and the Sunrise Café. The Farmhouse will also serve as a base for the resort’s 'First Timer to Life Timer' program, a three-time adult lesson program for first-time skiers and riders that awards a free season pass to those who complete the program.
This is the 23rd year SKI Magazine has published its Reader Resort Survey. The Survey is considered the definitive ranking of North American ski resorts. The annual resort survey is the most comprehensive and longest-running ski resort survey in the winter sports industry. Resorts are ranked in 18 categories: Overall Satisfaction, Access, Apres-ski, Dining, Family Programs, Grooming, Lifts, Lodging, Off-Hill Activities, On-Mountain Food, Scenery, Service, Snow, Terrain/Challenge, Terrain/Variety, Terrain Parks, Value and Weather.